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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

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What the team is known for

Multidisciplinary team that offers extensive strength across media, telecommunications and satellite communications. Particularly adept at handling M&A transactions as well as legislative and regulatory matters. Experience in representing wireline, VoIP service providers and investors into communications companies. Significant experience in handling issues before the FCC and other federal agencies.

Strengths

"Pillsbury has a complete understanding of broadcast laws and operations as well as future business models within and outside the traditional broadcast television space."

Work highlights

Represented Grupo Televisa in a merger with Univision Communications, which involved additional capital investments of over $1 billion in the merged company from Japan’s SoftBank Latin American Fund, Google and The Raine Group.

Notable practitioners

Glenn Richards is a respected telecommunications lawyer who serves as the head of Pillsbury’s communications practice. He regularly advises on commercial and regulatory issues concerning the provision of VoIP and other IP communications services.
"Glenn Richards has the ability to solve complex legal issues while also blending in a commonsense approach." "Glenn has a clear understanding of detailed FCC rules and can internalize the client's broad vision and goals."

Scott Flick operates a respected practice covering matters including high-value M&A, regulatory issues and disputes within the telecommunications and broadcast space.
"Scott has an extremely deep and practical knowledge of communications law. He also possesses a practical and constructive approach to deals."

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Overview

Backed by more than 80 years of experience, Pillsbury’s Communications practice has been instrumental in helping to shape the sector in the United States.

Pillsbury’s Communications practice lawyers are involved in nearly every facet of U.S. communications policymaking, rulemaking and litigation before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state public utility commissions and the courts. We have the depth of transactional experience that comes from handling more than $150 billion worth of communications industry acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and other transactions.

Our Communications attorneys represent a broad array of clients in all areas of the industry. The team, which includes former FCC staffers, has deep knowledge of all aspects of the communications industry—the law, the technology and the markets. Through decades of practice, we have built effective working relationships with FCC and state public utility commission staff members, state and national trade associations, legislators and industry players, giving us unique insight and the ability to meet our clients’ needs. For additional insights and industry updates, visit the CommLawCenter (http://www.commlawcenter.com/) blog.

Members

Richards, Glenn (Head of Department)

Flick, Scott R

Mason, Miles

Richards, Glenn S

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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1200 Seventeenth Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

DC 20036

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Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite


Glenn S Richards
Band 4
Scott R Flick
Band 4